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New, Improved Prosta Plus Formula Available Now!

HPDI supplement designer Dr. Hank Liers has developed an improved version of the much acclaimed Prosta Plus prostate support formula. The improved Prosta Plus contains 13 different ingredients. This includes all of the ingredients in the earlier formula, but the formula now provides an array of five proven, natural ingredients designed to work together synergistically for maximum effectiveness.

Highlights of a World Class Prostate Formula:

Five Powerful Prostate Herbs. These include extracts of Saw Palmetto Berry, Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) (16:1), Pumpkin Seed Extract (Curcubita Pepo (4:1), and Pygeum africanum (African prune tree). These are the most potent, proven herbs known to prevent, reduce, or improve prostate gland enlargement (BPH) and support overall prostate health. The formula also includes Flower Pollen (20:1), another major herbal ingredient targeting prostate health. Thus, Prosta Plus offers all five major herbal ingredients known to improve prostate function, combat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and its symptoms (e.g., frequent urges to urinate), and make prostate problems a thing of the past!

Four Anti-Inflammatory Amino Acids. L-Alanine, Glycine, and L-Glutamic Acid are amino acids known for exerting potent anti-inflammatory effects. Numerous studies show they are effective for prostate inflammation and inflammatory conditions related to the male reproductive system. When the prostate gland swells the urinary tract often becomes irritated and inflamed. These amino acids fight inflammation and help halt the inflammatory processes perpetuating prostate dysfunction!
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Beta-Sitosterol. This proven phytosterol (plant sterol) is among the most effective substances known for combating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Notably, saw palmetto, pumpkin seed, and pygeum africanum—all herbs in Prosta Plus—naturally provide beta-sitosterol. However, we include therapeutic levels of beta-sitosterol itself because it works wonders and acts synergistically with the other twelve ingredients in ways that will help your prostate (and you!) be healthy and happy and keep it that way!

Diindolylmethane. Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a naturally occurring phytochemical compound (indole) derived from cruciferous (Brassica family) vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, etc.). Cruciferous vegetables are legendary for their health benefits and their reputation for health building rests largely on the therapeutic powers of DIM. In fact, DIM has many biological functions and properties. These include anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer properties, immunostimulating powers, as well as anti-androgen and hormone regulation functions.

Protective Antioxidants. Prosta Plus include Vitamin E (10 IU) (from 27 mg of mixed tocopherols) and ascorbyl palmitate (25 mg) (fat-soluble Vitamin C) as protective antioxidants to protect the formula from oxidation and degradation. In addition, Vitamin E is proven to combat prostate conditions and to support prostate health. Vitamin C exerts antioxidant effects and acts as as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Vitamin C therefore supports prostate health and combats prostatitis.

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Nascent Iodine, An Energized Iodine Supplement

Nascent Iodine is a unique energized iodine rapidly absorbed by the body. It is associated with a wide range of benefits. These include supporting thyroid function, regulating metabolism, boosting energy, immune system function, fighting infections (natural antiseptic), detoxification, water purification, and other benefits. One drop of Nascent Iodine provides 400 micrograms (ug) of rapidly-absorbed consumable iodine.

Nascent Iodine

Iodine is critical for thyroid function because it is a component of  thyroid hormones T3 (thyroxine) and T4 (triiodothyronine). When thyroid function is less than optimal, the body cannot carry out proper metabolism (or functions that depend on it). These functions include cellular energy production, detoxification, and immune system function.

Nascent Iodine replenishes iodine levels to address deficiencies and provides beneficial effects. Users experience improved metabolism and often report increased energy. It is also antiseptic and can be used for water purification. In fact, Nascent Iodine was discovered nearly 100 years ago and used widely in the early-20th century.

Nascent Iodine is especially effective because it is immediately recognized and used by the body. It is available to the body in a basic ‘atomic’ form rather than in a molecular form. This means effortless absorption when consumed and immediate benefits in its active or ‘charged’ state. Nascent Iodine also is unique because it is safe for consumption as a dietary supplement in therapeutic doses.

More than 90% of Americans are iodine deficient. Factors include soil depletion, poor diet, and low consumption of sea vegetables (e.g., kelp). In addition, iodine uptake is reduced by routine and chronic exposures to toxic halides (such as chlorine, bromine, fluoride) and goitrogens common in our environment.

Nascent Iodine  is an ideal supplement because it rapidly and effectively addresses deficiencies in a safe and convenient way. Moreover, for example, proper iodine levels not only reduce uptake of toxic halides into iodine receptors, but also prevent iodine deficiency associated with exposure to halogens (e.g., bromine).

US iodine intake is about 200 to 300 micrograms (ug) daily, yet the Japanese are known to consume upwards of 12 milligrams (mg) daily (mostly via seaweeds). It is noted that Japanese experience a markedly lower incidence not only of goiter, but also of breast diseases and various cancers. US researchers Drs. Abraham, Brownstein, and Sircus write extensively on the benefits and safety of higher dose iodine when taken in proper forms.

Maintenance doses of Nascent Iodine typically range from 1 mg to 10 mg daily. This is approximately 2 to 20 twenty drops of Nascent Iodine. Individuals’ results and needs vary, so it is recommended to start with a low dose and increase intake gradually. (The safety of consumable forms of iodine is such that initial doses by physicians for ‘loading’ and therapeutic doses have been significantly higher.)

Because so many body processes depend on iodine status, many different conditions or symptoms may be prevented or improved when iodine status is optimal. Therefore, improving iodine intake for most people will help to build, restore, and maintain optimal iodine levels — and provide proven health benefits. Nascent iodine is the best form of iodine we have found for this purpose.

Nascent Iodine is a winner of the 2009 Editor’s Choice award from Mike Adams (aka, the Health Ranger) and NaturalNews.com. It is also recommended by Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac. OMD. who has written extensively on the benefits of iodine. Iodine is gaining the attention it deserves as a nutrient we need for health. Nascent Iodine can be a potent ally in your quest to improve and maintain the best health.

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Exploring The Inner Ecosystem: A PolyDophilus Primer (Part 1 of 3)

ProbioticsAcidophilus is the term generally applied to the body’s resident one-celled, lactic acid-producing bacteria. Lactic acid bacteria are also known as “friendly flora” or probiotics (meaning “in favor of life”). These bacteria are essential tenants of the digestive and vaginal tracts promoting mucosal immunity and better nutrition.

Probiotics are defined as “a live microbial supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance” (Fuller, J App Bacteriology 66: 365–78, 1989). Friendly flora produce lactic acid and other compounds, including natural antibiotics (also called bacteriocins). They help protect the intestinal and vaginal mucosal tissues from harmful fungus (e.g., yeasts) and displace putrefactive and pathogenic bacteria that can cause diarrhea, vaginitis, and other conditions associated with dysbiosis or flora imbalance.

While some species or strains (subspecies) of friendly flora “implant,” i.e., adhere to the intestinal and vaginal mucosa, others are transient. Transient flora may reproduce while moving through the large intestines, yet do not implant and so they  exit via the stool.

Multiple Probiotic Species in PolyDophilus

There are over 400 different probiotic species, and thousands of strains of organisms inhabiting the human gut (Moore and Holdman. App Microbiology 27: 961–79, 1974). The intestines harbor a complex ecology of probiotic-friendly flora (the lactic acid-producing bacteria) along with not so friendly coliforms, bactericides, yeasts, pathogens, etc.

Given this complex environment, PolyDophilus was formulated with guidance from microbiologist Edward Brochu, PhD, to provide representation from the two most important of the four genera (groups) of lactic acid-producing bacteria. The four genera are: 1) Lactobacilli, 2) Bifidobacteria, 3) group N Streptococci and 4) certain group D Streptococci (also called Enterococci). Bifidobacteria are the most numerous in overall count in the large intestine, while Lactobacilli and Streptococci are more numerous in the small intestines.

1) Lactobacilli: This genus includes species such as L. acidophilus*, L. rhamnosus*, L. plantarum*, L. casei*, L. bulgaricus and L. lactis. “L” stands for Lactobacillus, the genus name. L. bulgaricus (found in yogurt) along with L. lactis, are transient, non-implanting flora, while certain strains of L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, and L. casei can implant.

2) Bifidobacteria: Over 30 bifidal species have been isolated. The species most often found in humans are B. longum*, B. breve*, B. bifidum*, B. adolescentis and B. infantis. They are strictly anaerobic (and therefore fragile) and require more complex sugars such as lactose and dextrins or fructooligosaccharides (FOS) to grow and multiply.

3) Group N Streptococci: Also called “lactococci,” this genus includes S. lactis and S. thermophilus. These species are commonly used in the fermentation of yogurt (S. thermophilus) and cheeses. They do not implant, but are found in the intestinal tract as long as they are ingested.

4) Group D Streptococci: This is a Streptococci subgroup known as Enterococci. E. faecium (previously named Streptococcus faecium) is a normal inhabitant of the human gut. It is found throughout nature and often in foods. E. faecium/S. faecium is prolific and produces high levels of lactic acid. It is, however, controversial and no longer favored for human supplementation.

Each probiotic species tends to colonize its own separate regional ecological niche in the intestines. These niches reflect differences in pH, nutrient availability, aeration (oxygen level), peristalsis (wave-like intestinal motions that move food through), sloughing of intestinal cells, and secretion of mucia (a mucous-like protective barrier from the large intestine’s goblet cells).

It may be seen that with respect to probiotics, your intestines support a complete ecosystem of lactobacteria. Keeping gut populations of probiotics healthy and strong is a major key to good health.

* strains included in PolyDophilus

NEXT: Part 2